The profile of national security in general, and threats from terrorism specifically, ebbs and flows over time, despite the fact that the risk of attacks from a variety of sources is ever-present. This session looks at the policy implications of the threat posed by terrorism today, and the Government of Canada's counter-terrorism strategies. Specific learning objectives include:
- How do you define / situate terrorism in today's world, and why does it matter from a policy perspective ?
- The paradigm shift in the Government of Canada's national security policies resulting from the 9/11 attacks
- Why should terrorism still be a national policy concern?
- The Government of Canada's counter-terrorism policies/ strategies past and present
- Current challenges faced in conducting counter-terrorism policies and strategies